Contour Essentials

You can’t be a Kardashian wannabe (as much of the Internet accuses me of being), if you don’t contour your face. In five minutes, you can give yourself a facelift and lose five/ten pounds with contouring tricks. I use two key tools for contouring. I use the Anastasia Contour Kit when I’ve got time to doll up.

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I use Tarte’s The Sculptor contour pen when I’m in a rush or want a dewier look. I often used the pen on the Bachelor girls when they wanted me to do their contouring.

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First thing’s first. You need to know what parts of your face to highlight and what parts you want to contour. As you probably know there’s a zillion YouTube tutorials on this and I could add to that number and make one myself if demand is high enough. I taught myself to contour off face maps like this one.

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I’m going to call this a “face map.”

I like this “face map” because it’s relatively simple compared to others. I’ve always been a visual learner. Below are images both Anastasia and Tarte have made available on their respective websites to help teach you how to use their products. Print it all out and put in in your vanity or makeup bag to guide you before you become a contour pro!

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Use accordingly

This Tarte pen is pretty sweet ;)

This Tarte pen is pretty sweet 😉

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  • Katelyn
    January 16, 2015

    First off I think your gorgeous!! What do you do to sty in such great shape?? Eat? Exercise? Tips?

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  • tarah
    January 24, 2015

    I love reading these-super straight forward and helpful, great product tips (just bought the tarte contouring pen and love it). Thank you for sharing! I’m sure I’m not the first to say this, but you should consider creating you tube videos of your make up posts:)

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  • Linda
    February 6, 2015

    I am in love with your makeup on the show!! Please make a contouring video 🙂

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  • ashleyabe
    February 17, 2015

    Great quick easy to follow contour explanation. Just getting into it and am obsessed with Anastasia contour kit. Your breakdown of where to use which highlight color was very helpful! Thanks girl!

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  • Chelsea
    March 6, 2015

    Loved you on the Bachelor Ashley! Please make a highlighting and contouring video with your favorite products! I tried to follow a video with my own products and the results were HORRIBLE. I had to return all the makeup because it wasn’t flattering so a tutorial with specific products would be life saving.

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  • Nat
    March 9, 2015

    What is the ecotools brush you use called!

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    • ashleyiaconetti
      March 15, 2015 Nat

      Harmon has a huge selection. Get a medium sized blush brush.

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